The Flash: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)

Season 1
The Flash

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The Flash benefits from its purposefully light atmosphere, making it a superhero show uniquely geared toward genre fans as well as novices.



Critic Ratings: 63


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Air date: Oct 7, 2014

Scientist Barry Allen acquires super speed through a freak accident and becomes known as the Fastest Man Alive. In the opener, Barry, a CSI investigator, is struck by lightning and awakens from a coma nine months later with the gift of super speed. Barry puts his new powers to work when another meta-human attacks the city.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2014

Barry changes into the Flash when six gunmen storm a university event honoring a scientist, but his heroics don't match up to his expectations. Meanwhile, Iris becomes even more intrigued by the "red streak."

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Air date: Oct 21, 2014

Barry and the team go after the Mist, who possesses toxic gas powers, and they reflect on the night Caitlin's fiancé died. Meanwhile, Henry gets a long-awaited visit from Joe; and Iris and Eddie continue to keep their romance a secret from Joe.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2014

The Flash battles Captain Cold after the villain is involved in a robbery and plots to steal the Kahndaq Dynasty Diamond. The evil plans get a boost when the Captain gets his hands on a stolen "cold gun" that could kill the Flash.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2014

A bomb explodes downtown and the army, led by General Eiling, comes in and takes over the investigation, much to Joe's dismay. Meanwhile, Wells informs the team that Eiling experimented on his men to turn them into super soldiers; and Joe tries to get Iris to stop writing about "the streak."

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Air date: Nov 18, 2014

The Flash faces a new meta-human named Tony, who can turn himself into girded steel, but Cisco comes up with a plan to take Tony down. Meanwhile, Iris gets in trouble over her blog; Eddie witnesses Tony's abilities and asks questions that Joe doesn't want answered; and Joe asks Dr. Wells to help him solve Nora Allen's murder.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2014

The Flash battles Farooq (aka Blackout), a metahuman who can harness electricity. During their fight, Farooq siphons all of the Flash's electricity, which zaps him of his speed. Meanwhile, Tockman leads a coup inside the Central City police department and takes several people hostage, including Joe and Iris.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2014

A crossover event that concludes on "Arrow" begins with Barry teaming with Oliver Queen to stop a meta-human who is using his ability to control people's emotions to rob banks. Meanwhile, Eddie tries to get a task force to stop the Flash; and Caitlin and Cisco deal with a new team in S.T.A.R. Labs.

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Air date: Dec 9, 2014

Barry faces his nemesis Reverse Flash, who killed his mother, and plots with Wells and Cisco to trap him. Meanwhile, Eddie gives Iris a surprising gift at Christmas and leaves her with a question that could change her life.

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Air date: Jan 20, 2015

Captain Cold and his hotheaded partner Heat Wave plot to steal a multi-million dollar painting and try to lure the Flash into a battle of fire and ice by kidnapping someone close to him. Meanwhile, Barry asks Dr. Wells, Caitlin and Cisco to double his training efforts so he is ready when the Reverse Flash returns; and Iris deals with the aftermath of Barry's confession.

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Season 1 of this action-adventure series follows Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), an assistant police forensic investigator who was orphaned when his father was falsely imprisoned following the mysterious murder of his mother. The season begins with Allen being struck by lightning during an intense storm caused by a particle accelerator explosion that bathes the city with an unusual form of radiation. The strike puts Allen in a coma for nine months. When he wakes up, he quickly learns he can move at superhuman speeds. It's a fate that also befalls others in the wake of the explosion and storm, creating several "metahumans." Allen then uses his newfound power to fight crime and go on a hunt for his mother's true killer. Candace Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh and Jesse L. Martin also star.

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Critic Reviews for The Flash Season 1

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (32)

It does something that really no other superhero show or movie has done in a while, and that's make being superhero look really... enjoyable.

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Even compared to Gotham, The Flash isn't as stylish or nuanced -- but there's a sense that's not what it wants to be. This is more classic, old-fashioned, gladly-suspend-your-disbelief entertainment.

Oct 7, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

What executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti have settled on here is a kind of family-friendly action-adventure show with a solid sense of humor about itself as well as a strong streak of sentiment about the things that really matter.

Oct 7, 2014 | Full Review…

It doesn't ask for too much of its audience except to sit back and let the new adventure unfold. And, did I mention it was fun?

Oct 7, 2014 | Full Review…

He's a little different from many contemporary comic superheroes, though, in that he rarely jumps off the screen. He's more subtle, which distributes the drama load around the rest of the cast.

Oct 7, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Gustin's Allen certainly has his melancholy moments, but they disperse as quickly as a summer shower.

Oct 7, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The Flash is off to a solid start.

Feb 12, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The plot bumbles here and there, not with a whoosh, but more banal television thunk, thunk, oops.

Sep 16, 2019 | Full Review…

At its best, the first season of The Flash is a rebuttal of toxic masculinity. On the flipside, women remain marginalized and disability is mishandled.

Aug 4, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

While The Flash might not hold up all that well, as is often the case with special effects-based series, it's still an admirable effort.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

A great cheesy watch for a cold winter's eve.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Given the polish of the cast and chemistry... The CW has taken the launch of another Justice League member into live-action drama quite seriously.

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Flash: Season 1

  • Jan 26, 2021
    The reverse flash storyline is beyond perfect
  • Dec 30, 2020
    Great superhero sci-fi tv season
  • Dec 10, 2020
    I love it 10 out of 10
  • Nov 16, 2020
    Flash season 1 was such a great 1st season for a show. I wasn't expecting this to be as good as I thought seeing how Arrow Season 1 was fantastic. This show introduces us to great characters such as Barry Allen, Iris West, Joe West, Eddie Thawn, Cisco Ramiro, Caytlin Snow, and Harrison Wells. The villain (Harrison Wells) was an amazing villain and from the first episode I thought, "Yup hes the villain" The backstory behind Barry was good. The romance between Iris and Eddie was good. The villains were good apart from a couple. I really have no complaints about this season and I highly recommend it
  • Oct 02, 2020
    Such a great season. Grant is the perfect fit for the flash and Eobard thawne, what a magnificent cast.
  • Sep 13, 2020
    Episode 3 season 1...answer the phone or just power up and fake it? Yess. Another no tell her about your super powers show...i bet when she finds out that will be the same as the other shows...cut the crap guys...
  • Aug 28, 2020
    Maneiro demais, tem alguns efeitos toscos, e uma chatice familiar, mas é um boa série, tem ótimos vilões, maneiro.d+++
  • Aug 09, 2020
    This was the best dc series I seen
  • Aug 09, 2020
    One of the best Arrow series of all time! Cast is superb filled with heartfelt performances that leave tears behind. Action and special effects: mind blowing! Plot: genius!
  • Aug 01, 2020
    I will never buy Grant Gustin as The Flash but the supporting cast is great and the story has some great twists.

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